Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sewing In - Part II

Isn't he a handsome boy? and he is such a good boy too...Obba wanted to sleep on the quilt I'm working on but I told him no, patted his pillow and told him to go to sleep here... and he did.


I put my jammies on about 6 p.m., ate lots of junk food and finished quilting the center of the Retro Chic quilt, including the loops and leaves in the pop borders.


I normally sew using a Bernina Activa 125 however I quilted this using my old New Home (Janome). My New Home is 25 years old, it is a heavy mechancial sewing machine, no electronics, which is a good thing because I dropped it once about 3 feet on to concrete. The only that broke was the handle - I don't think my Bernina would have survived a drop like that. I like machine quilting with my New Home better than my Bernina, with one exception, the New Home does not have needle up / needle down functionality. I really really like that functionality.

Well you can see how bad my curves and spacing are in the above picture. But the loops and leaves look pretty good.


5 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely job on the quilt! Wasn't the Friday Night Sew-In fun??

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is retro.........Very pretty..Love it.....and you too. Mom

Sandy said...

Cool quilt....ANY quilting to me is nice quilting! Fun at the Sew-in!

Cath Ü said...

hey quilting looks fine to me... Friday night sew-in was good..
Cath Ü

Notjustnat said...

Hi Joy, what a lovely quilt and quilting! Glad you had fun at FNS-in. I've signed-in to follow your blog too. Hope to see you on my blog again - Hugs Nat